Mercado Kitchen: Cupboard Quinoa

CUPBOARD QUINOA Our lovely and handsome volunteer, Ronald Loosen, shared this tasty recipe of his with us. Stop by the info booth to let him know how your version turned out! Recipe below, check it out! QUINOA INGREDIENTS - 2 cups quinoa - Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Valentina's Veggie Medley

We often think that the Winter months bring us a lack of variety in the kitchen. How do we make our meals fun and interesting and into something delectable we want to eat? The answer is simple. Vegetables. California's bounty Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Anna of Three Babes Bakeshop   For the pumpkin puree: 1 small sugar pumpkin, or other culinary pumpkin from Blue House Farm Heat the oven to 350ºF. Remove the stem from the pumpkin, cut in half, and scrape out Read more

Wild for Mushrooms!

  It's hard to believe it's already September and Fall is upon us! While we may notice season changes a little less here in temperate San Francisco, the agricultural world lives by the seasons and there's no denying that we Read more

The First MCM Chef Market Box (5/31)

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GRILLED SUMMER SQUASH, CHARRED SPRING ONIONS, AND BASIL

What if a famous Chef picked out the freshest produce from Mission Community Market and created a market-inspired recipe for you? (He did!)

And what if we’ll deliver the recipe & all the ingredients so you can cook it up? (We will!)

And what if you could make it all happen right now? (You can!)

Order your Chef’s Market Box by noon Wednesday and get it on Thursday! Get in early with our first dinner: Farro with Roasted Summer Squash & Spring Onion, Spring Salad. Delivered by Good Eggs, designed by Chef Jake Des Voignes of Local: Mission Eatery!

Get it delivered or grab it from any of four pick up locations!

Neighbors Join MCM at Bartlett Street Workshop

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This past Wednesday night, May 16th, neighbors of the 22nd Street and Bartlett area met at the CCSF Mission Campus for an information session and brainstorming workshop on plans to redesign Bartlett Street. A partnership of MCM, the Rebar Group and CARECEN is coordinating with project sponsors of the “Giant Value” development at 2558 Mission (with an entrance on Bartlett) to secure funding for the planned improvement, which is a product of ongoing feedback received by the Mission Community Market since 2010.


Led by ReBar designer John Bela and Mission Community Market Executive Director, Jeremy Shaw, Wednesday night’s session focused on gathering ideas for the proposed street redesign from workshop participants and Bartlett Street neighbors. Victor Marquez, representing Oyster Development, gave an overview of the “Giant Value” redevelopment project, as well as the planned reconstruction of the adjacent New Mission Theater and historic marquee by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Primary concerns from the neighborhood include making the area safer, more family-friendly, and friendly to small businesses.

A variety of ideas, options, and concerns for Bartlett Street’s streetscape were presented at the workshop by project coordinators and participants, including:

  • Stormwater management and permeable surfaces
  • Pedestrian improvements
  • The potential to build out the project in phases as more funding is secured
  • Making Bartlett Street a gathering spot for a school-aged “walking schoolbus”
  • Making space or play structures for children and families
  • Better lighting
  • Protect existing public housing
  • “Shared Street” – vehicle access for loading/unloading and garages
  • Engage the local library and local businesses. Improving street condition could help business!
  • Use temporary improvements like mobile planters or vendor stalls in the interim development phase – don’t wait?

Since what it means to “improve” Bartlett Street is open to interpretation, gathering opinions from neighbors and stakeholders is very important. In order to facilitate this ongoing process, the MCM will be asking market-goers and neighbors to share their ideas with us for the next few weeks. We want to know what your top priorities are in any potential redesign. Make sure you check out the concept drawings, ask us questions about the Bartlett Street redesign project, and add your own ideas to the board when you stop by the Market!

See you there – every Thursday from 4-8 PM.

Please see the concepts discussed online.

Re-Design Bartlett Street

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Wednesday, May 16th, 7-9pm
CCSF Mission Campus, Room 454
Comment on early ideas for Bartlett Street and propose your own!

‘Bartlett Street neighbors, the Mission Community Market, the Rebar Group, and CARECEN have begun to imagine ways that Bartlett St could better serve our neighborhood. We now have the chance to re-design Bartlett Street, in coordination with the proposed development at Giant Value.

Together we can bring funding to Bartlett Street!

But we need a vision for Bartlett. YOUR input is critical to that vision and to improving your neighborhood. Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Tell us what you think of early concepts and future possibilities for Bartlett Street. Join the neighborhood workshop:

Wednesday, May 16th, 7-9pm, CCSF Mission Campus, Bartlett/22nd, Bartlett Bldg Room 454

See ideas and possibilities for what we can do on Bartlett Street.

Try This Recipe with Fresh Berries from MCM!

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If you’re looking for a tasty, easy dessert to serve at your next dinner party, look no further than this deliciously sweet-but-not-too-sweet treat. The salt in the ricotta offers a beautiful balance for the sweet fruit, resulting in a perfectly-flavored finish to your meal.  This dish is also great because it’s equally yummy if you serve it warm or chilled, making it an easy dish to bring to share at a potluck.

The original recipe that I used called for blueberries, but it’s equally amazing with raspberries or strawberries like the perfectly plump ones that are available right now from Yerena Farms at the MCM.

Lemon-Ricotta Soufflé with Raspberries

1/2 cup sugar, preferably organic washed cane sugar

6 large eggs (grab some fresh, local eggs from Tomatero Farm if you can!)

grated zest of one lemon

1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese (If I can find it, I like to use a fresh farmer’s cheese instead)

1 pint raspberries (if you substitute strawberries, be sure to cut them up into 1-inch pieces)

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Butter a 9-inch pie plate or baking dish.  Set aside 1 tablespoon of the sugar.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, remaining 7 tablespoons of sugar, and lemon zest.  Add the ricotta and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie plate and bake for 15 minutes in the lower third of the oven.  Top with blueberries, sprinkle with the last tablespoon of sugar, and bake until just set, about 15 minutes more.  Serve warm or chilled.
  • Enjoy!!

Recipe adapted from Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour

Uke Better Not Miss This!

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This Thursday the Mission Community Market is excited to welcome local favorite Uni & Her Ukelele to Bartlett Street. Uni is known for performing “super-fun pop ditties” and the San Francisco Chronicle listed her among their best local live acts from the last decade. Her uke-nique style would put Don Ho to shame and is sure to put a smile on your face, so head down to the market this Thursday and be prepared for a a fun-filled, toe-tapping good time. Uni will get started around 6:00 pm, so get your delicious local produce early, grab a seat, and enjoy the show!